Tournament to kick off on 8 November at Wanderers

The 2019 Mzansi Super League, respected internationally as MSL 2.0, will host its second edition from next month until mid-December with teams once again representing various major South African cities.

 The first game between defending champions, Jozi Stars, and last season’s runners-up, Cape Town Blitz, gets underway on 8 November 2019 at the Imperial Wanderers stadium.

What promises to be an action-packed, five-week long tournament will showcase teams from Gauteng’s Jozi Stars and Tshwane Spartans and KwaZulu-Natal’s Durban Heat, to the Eastern Cape’s Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Western Cape’s Paarl Rocks and Cape Town Blitz.

Whether it’s a match in Paarl’s Eurolux Boland Park stadium, nestled in the Cape winelands, or Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in the heart of Durban, South Africans can celebrate their sportsmen as well as their beautiful and diverse country. 

Spectators are in for a treat as MSL has ensured there is something for everyone. There’s a dance cam to record groovers getting down to their favourite tunes. Families and friends can enjoy a braai in scenic surroundings while rubbing shoulders with Mzansi’s A-list celebrities. Kids can have fun at the Big Kidz Zone as well as beat the heat in our cool down pools at selected matches. 

Only in its second year, the tournament is already one of the leading T20 cricket brands in the world, with local rising talent, Standard Bank Proteas big names and international stars applying to participate. With a squad comprising 16 players, each team has big-name Proteas players such as Faf Du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, JP Duminy and AB de Villiers as well as an international Marquee player such as Wahab Riaz (Pakistan), Alex Hales (England) and Chris Gayle (Windies). 

The MSL 2.0 is an exciting tournament as it showcases and nurtures young talent and allows players to participate with some of South Africa’s greats and the world’s greats. 

CSA Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe, says sport closes the gap between South Africans and brings communities together to build a sense of nationalism. “The MSL T20 may only be in its second season, but it brings our provinces together and provides an opportunity to internationally represent and grow South African cricket.”

Moroe adds: “Our partnerships with international organisations has allowed us to bring South Africans a world-class tournament experience. Spectators can expect top-notch sporting action while enjoying a fun day out at the stadium, with entertainment and fun activities such as colour festivities, Zorb balls and spot prizes to add to the excitement. We encourage everyone to bring their families and friends along for an all-round lifestyle experience.”

This year the MSL is expected to be the biggest T20 event that Cricket South Africa has hosted since the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. “We urge South Africans to support what is fast becoming another highlight on the country’s cricket calendar,” adds Moroe.

Tickets are on sale at R60 per ticket and are available across TicketPro and other retail outlets, including online sales at www.ticketpro.co.za

Also catch the live action on SABC 3 and Radio2000 and witness the Cape Town Blitz; Durban Heat; Jozi Stars; Nelson Mandela Bay Giants; Paarl Rocks and Tshwane Spartans battle it out for the MSL 2.0 championship. 

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